Reading List

Reading list for Washington Preparatory School English Program


1) Maya Angelou: I know Why the Caged Bird Sings

2) WH Auden: Poems

3) Jane Austen: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice

4) William Blake: Songs of Innocence and paintings

5) Ray Bradbury: Fahrenheit 451

6) Charlotte Brontë: Jane Eyre

7) Raymond Carver: Elephant and his Poems

8) Chinese Poems from Tang Dynasty (618-907)

9) Kate Chopin: The Awakening

10) Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

11) Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage

12) Roald Dahl: Matilda, Danny the Champion of the World

13) Emily Dickinson: I Felt a Funeral in My Brain

14) T.S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

15) Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man

16) William Faulkner: As I lay Dying, The Sound and the Fury

17) E.M. Foster: A Room with a View, Howards End and A Passage to India.

18) Robert Frost: The Road Not Taken and other poems

19) Betty Friedman: The Feminine Mystique

20) Northrop Frye: Educated Imagination (new from IB Workshop)

21) Kahlil Gibran: The Prophet

22) William Golding: Lord of the Flies

23) Japanese Haiku Poems

24) Ernest Hemingway: For Whom the Bell Tolls

25) Shirley Jackson: The Lottery

26) Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis

27) Yusef Komunyakaa: Poems

28) Harper Lee: To Kill a Mockingbird

29) Li-Young Lee- Poems

30) John Lennon’s poems

31) Naguib Mahfouz: The Thief and the Dogs (new)

32) Arthur Miller: The Death of a Salesman

33) Toni Morrison: Beloved, The Bluest Eye

34) Cormac McCarthy: The Road (new)

35) Haruki Murakami: Kafka on the Shore (new)

36) Ahmed Fouad Negm: The Revolutionary Poet of the People (new)

37) Jehane Noujain: The Square (Film, 2013) (new)

38) Tim O’Brien: The Things They Carried

39) George Orwell: 1984, Animal Farm, Down and Out in Paris and London